Html5 Canvas drawing with brush

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html5 simple drawing board using canvas for touch devices


HTML
Add html tag and add canvas element.
<canvas id=”pad” width=”1366″ height=”271″>
<p>Not Supported</p>
</canvas>

CSS

html, body {
	width:  100%;
	height: 100%;
	margin: 0px;
}

Javascript

isMobile: variable detects the current browser is support touch events or not because when we want the current position of browser in touch screen devices we can get it from event.targetTouches[0].pageX and event.targetTouches[0].pageY. However in normal browsers we can calculate by event.pageX – this.offsetLeft and event.pageY – this.offsetRight.

There is also different events on touch enabled devices, when you start drawing on browser it fires touchStart event where as the browser fire mouseDown  event.

please follow the table for equivalent event on browser and touch enable browser.

Browser: mouseDown, mouseMove, mouseUp

Mobile devices: touchStart, touchMove, touchEnd

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var isMobile;
	function isTouchDevice() {
	   var el = document.createElement('div');
	   el.setAttribute('ongesturestart', 'return;');
	   return typeof el.ongesturestart === "function";
	}

	isMobile = isTouchDevice();

	if(window.addEventListener) {
		window.addEventListener('load', function () {
			var canvas, context, draw;

			// Touch Events handlers
			draw = {
				started: false,
				start: function(event) {

					context.beginPath();
					if (isMobile){
						context.moveTo(
							event.targetTouches[0].pageX,
							event.targetTouches[0].pageY
						);
					}else{
						context.moveTo(
							event.pageX - this.offsetLeft, 
							event.pageY - this.offsetTop
						);
					}
					this.started = true;

				},
				move: function(event) {

					if (this.started) {
						if(isMobile){
							context.lineTo(
								event.targetTouches[0].pageX,
								event.targetTouches[0].pageY
							);
						}else{

							context.lineTo(
								event.pageX - this.offsetLeft, 
								event.pageY - this.offsetTop
							);
						}
						context.stroke();
					}

				},
				end: function(event) {
					this.started = false;
				}
			};

			// Canvas & Context
			canvas = document.getElementById('pad');
			context = canvas.getContext('2d');

			// Full Window Size Canvas
			context.canvas.width = window.innerWidth;
			context.canvas.height = window.innerHeight;

			// Events
			canvas.addEventListener('touchstart', draw.start, false);
			canvas.addEventListener('touchend', draw.end, false);
			canvas.addEventListener('touchmove', draw.move, false);
			canvas.addEventListener('mousedown', draw.start, false);
			canvas.addEventListener('mousemove', draw.move, false);
			canvas.addEventListener('mouseup', draw.end, false);

		});		// Disable Page Move
		document.body.addEventListener('touchmove',function(event){
		  event.preventDefault();
		},false);
	}

There is also another way to create drawing board on canvas, by printing images on the mouse movement.

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